Just wanted to let everyone know that Born of Blood, the expansion to the space 4X game Sword of the Stars has been released and is available for download from GamersGate and Direct2Drive.
Obligatory release snippage:
Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood Features
[li]Play as the merciless Zuul Slavers with over 90 brand-new ship sections and their unique drive system – the Tunnel Drive
[/li]> [li]Over 25 additional technologies, including new diplomacy and intelligence gathering techs
[/li]> [li]15 more weapons you can add to your ship designs
[/li]> [li]New ship sections for the original four races, including: War, Projector, Boarding, and a new type of defense satellite – the Torpedo Defense Platform
[/li]> [li]4 additional galactic encounters, a new grand menace, plus 3 unique scenarios and 6 original maps
[/li]> [li]New game features, including Slavery, Trade Routes, and Diplomatic Communications
It’s not just bringing in a 5th race and new techs, they’ve added some new gameplay systems like trade and diplomacy, improved the UI, and added more feedback like line graphs, detailed combat reports, and ship listings. All fully usable in multi and single player.